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Category: Father’s Journal

Home Boy

[ 0 ] November 5, 2011

A Father’s Journal Chapter 7 By Forrest Seymour www.fathersjournal.com Originally published in August, 1994.   “We need a new camera.” I had heard this before. When Nancy was first pregnant, and beginning to “show,” we headed for our local marked-for-death Woolworths, to, as it were, pay our last respects to this soon to be former […]

Portrait of the New Father

[ 1 ] November 5, 2011

Chapter 6 of 32 in A Father’s Journal By Forrest Seymour www.fathersjournal.com Originally published in May, 1994. As a new father, it is compulsory that I frequent the local photo shop. A fellow new father claims that they have his latest developments waiting in hand by the time he makes it to the counter of […]

Getting Home

[ 1 ] November 5, 2011

Chapter 5 of 32 in A Father’s Journal By Forrest Seymour www.fathersjournal.com Originally published in March, 1994. Fair, a friend, said to me, “the first few years are easy.” Fair lives in the woods and batiks clothing to support herself and her teenage daughter. She seems to know her stuff. We’d run into each other […]

Pregnant Fathers

[ 0 ] July 5, 2011

Chapter 4 of 32 in A Father’s Journal By Forrest Seymour www.fathersjournal.com Originally published in March, 1994. At our birthing class the other night, Jack, the eldest of us expectant fathers (with perhaps the youngest partner) , joked about his symptoms of pregnancy, weight gain, nausea, and not a weak nesting instinct. I chimed in […]

Wrestling with Non-Violence over Moussaka

[ 0 ] July 2, 2011

Chapter 3 of 32 in A Father’s Journal By Forrest Seymour www.fathersjournal.com Originally published in March, 1994 I was on one of those vagabond trips through Greece, melding into that great flow of youths from all parts of the world, with the required back pack, beach mat, and dog eared copy of Let’s Go Europe. […]

Guys’ Night Out

[ 0 ] July 2, 2011

Chapter 2 of 32 in A Father’s Journal By Forrest Seymour www.fathersjournal.com Originally published in August, 1994 Me and the guys, we go out for a couple of beers every now and again. We’re a motley crew, drawn together by past political campaigns, past glories, and don’t see much of each other now-a-days, except for […]

Preface to A Father’s Journal

[ 0 ] July 2, 2011

A Fathers Journal was born along with my first child in 1994.  Fatherhood at 35 was so overwhelming and awe inspiring  I felt deeply the need to write my way through it. Knowing I wrote best when I had an audience, I imagined an old couple tucked away in the country and tried to explain […]